Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus

Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus
Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus

Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus. Following the coronavirus pendemic, there has been a significant shut down of so many businesses, factories, strained supply chains, travel bans, schools, churches and many major football league such as the premiere league, European league and Champion league not exceptional, leading to the suspension of so many match fixtures that were meant to take place recently.

So many football players have tested positive to coronavirus while some are in isolation after having contact with people with the virus or showing symptoms of the virus.

Some people believe that the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough where as to some, especially older adults believe that it can cause more chronic illness like pneumonia.

According to the WHO, it takes people with mild symptoms about two weeks to recover while those with more chronic symptoms may take three to six weeks to recover.

These are the list of footballers that have recently tested positive to coronavirus

  1. Daniele Rugani
Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus
Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus

– is a juventus defender and Italy’s national team. He is the first player to test positive to coronavirus in the country’s top league. This had led to him and players that have come in contact with him to be isolated.

Rugani was a substitute in the team’s last game but never played against Inter Milan last Sunday. That match was played behind closed doors in line with a government policy before measures became even stricter in Italy.

Rugani was also a substitute for the first leg of the round-of-16 Champions League game against Lyon on February 26. The last time he played a match for his club was against Spal football club on February 22.

2. Callum Hudson Odoi

Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus
Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus

After Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive coronavirus, Chelsea football player,  Callum Hudson-Odoi has also tested positive to the virus and has been placed on isolation.

The club released a statement to inform the same.

“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening,” Chelsea’s statement read.


Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines. These will include initially the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of backroom staff.”

While the Premier League had earlier communicated that all the matches in the weekend will go as per the schedule, Arsenal’s statement on Mikel Arteta, which came merely an hour after the league’s announcement, has changed things.

The clubs will hold an emergency meeting with the Premier League which could result in a significant impact to the schedule of England’s top flight.

“It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed. The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal,” Chelsea further added.

Footballers that Tested Positive to Coronavirus

3. Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala, a juventus football player has tested positive to coronavirus too. This has led the club to quarantine about 121 people in the club including staff and players who have in one way or the other come in contact with them.

Juventus released a club statement which read: ‘Following yesterday’s news, relating to the positivity to Coronavirus-COVID 19 of the player Daniele Rugani, it is specified that 121 people, including players, staff members, managers, escorts and Juventus employees are observing a period of voluntary home isolation, in compliance with the requirements of the health authorities based on the provisions currently in force.’

Word best player, Cristiano Ronaldo is also on self isolation in his home at Madeira in Portugal.

The juventus star had traveled to his homeland to visit his sick mother, who was recently attacked by a stroke. Cristiano Ronaldo has also vowed not to return back to Italy because of coronavirus concerns.

4. Timo Hubers

He is a Hannover 96 defender tested positive to coronavirus after attending an event and had contact with someone suffering from coronavirus. The Bundesliga 23 years centre back is the first player to test positive for Covid-19 in Germany. He has not had any contact with any of his team mates and had since being placed on quarantine.


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